State Senator Marilyn Moore will join women’s rights advocates from across Connecticut to host a panel discussion on sexual assault trauma Thursday 6 p.m. in the Beacon Hall Event Room of Housatonic Community College, 900 Lafayette Boulevard. Arrival and refreshments begin at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
“This is a pivotal moment for women in our country,” says Moore who represents the 22nd District covering Trumbull and portions of Bridgeport and Monroe. “Women will no longer tolerate having our voices silenced, diminished and unheard.”
Panelists will include experts from The Alliance to End Sexual Violence and Planned Parenthood of Southern New England.
The trauma of sexual assault is a community issue that permeates schools, agencies and workplaces, according to Moore. Sexual assault victim advocates and public health experts will discuss resources and explain the impact of trauma, victimization, and recovery, and how trauma affects the community at large.